NFC Connections Winter 2020 - Page 4

CONTENTS WINTER - JANUARY 2020 TOP FEATURES - INNOVATION & EXCELLENCE 6 8 12 14 26 We are North Florida College Sentinel Scholars Collegiate Academy IN EVERY ISSUE 3 Message from the President 4 Message from the Foundation Director STEM SEALs: $1.1 Million NSF Grant NEW NFC Live Oak Location Opens Career and Workforce Education NFC FOUNDATION - SENTINELS STAND TOGETHER 10 Parker Poe Charitable Trust Donation Kate Ireland Simulation Laboratory 16 Suwannee County Scholarships 20 Edward K. Roberts Scholarship 21 Tammy Monlyn Memorial Scholarship 22 Ann M. Vickers Establishes Scholarship 23 Capital City Bank Supports Education NFC STUDENTS - CAMPUS LEADERS 18 Peer Tutors Make Positive Impact 29 SGA: Student Government Leaders CAMPUS NEWS - ACCOLADES AND HONORS 22 Jimmy Norris: Friend to the College 24 2019 Outstanding Educator Award 25 NFC Among Aspen Prize Top 150 28 NFC is a “Great College to Work For” We create hope. Hope for a better future. Hope that big dreams can be achieved through a series of small steps. North Florida College is a place of many firsts — first generation students and first strides to the opportunities of tomorrow.  We deliver a modern education experience across a campus that feels like home. We are bound together for community and push boundaries to create a better quality of life. To hold fast and to further the dreams of those who seek to better themselves. Because education is the guardian against stagnation. And when you pass through our walls, you will leave different than you arrived. Sentinels stand together. ON THE COVER The NFC campus photographed by Jay Blanton, The Georgia Photography Fanatic, in early March 2019. 2 NORTH FLORIDA COLLEGE